At the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October, it was affirmed that China, under the leadership of the CPC, has established the foundation for building a “modern socialist country” by achieving a “moderately prosperous society in all respects”.
By introducing a new development philosophy and creating a new pattern for development, China has waged a critical battle against poverty and succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty in the country 10 years earlier than the 2030 target of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Since the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus, China has given priority to saving human lives, and in tandem with the extensive fight against the virus inside China, it has provided widespread assistance to other countries in this tough fight.
Also, over the past decade, China has made great contributions to the development of the infrastructure of less-developed countries, contributing to the economic growth of countries and the prosperity of international trade with the Belt and Road Initiative.
This valuable public good has led to the formation of extensive cooperation between China and developing countries, and it has provided the basis for cooperation between China and countries participating in the BRI.
Today, China is pursuing modernization and high-quality development so that its huge population of 1.4 billion people can enjoy better lives, with prosperity for all and in harmony with nature.
China, under the leadership of the CPC, has put peace, development, cooperation and common interests at the forefront of its work, unlike the path taken by other major powers throughout history. In addition, based on the missions and tasks set by President Xi Jinping, who also is general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, it will contribute more to world peace and global development through its own development.
China’s plan to modernize all aspects of Chinese people’s lives, from economy, industry and agriculture to education, culture and politics, can be a good model for all developing countries.
A plan that aims to create a better and happier life for people can be a model of good governance for all people. This philosophy of development is based on people, and it will surely lead to convergence, peace and prosperity.
Furthermore, paying attention to the environment and stressing the harmonizing of development with nature can control the serious crisis facing humanity that has been caused by the longtime global neglect of the environment.
Today, everyone has come to an understanding that the continuation of the current destructive trends in the world will cause deep crises and catastrophes that will seriously affect the current generation and future generations.
The attention and commitment of the CPC to world peace and the promotion of common interests, along with respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries and the serious opposition of the Party to all kinds of hegemonism, the Cold War mentality and interference in the internal affairs of other countries, are the grounds for China to play a strong role in the years to come.
China’s adherence to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence and its commitment to promote a new type of international relations based on deepening and expanding global cooperation through a commitment to equality, openness, cooperation and expanding the convergence of interests with other countries provides a clear perspective of China’s attitude to the issue of international interactions.
The insight of the leadership of the CPC on global peace and development has provided the basis for extensive international cooperation to build a better world for all.
The role of civil societies in promoting this approach and expanding cooperation is very prominent. People-to-people diplomacy, cultural exchanges, social interactions, party cooperation and the cooperation of nongovernmental organizations, along with the diplomatic relations of governments with each other and the interactions of governments within the framework of the UN, can provide the basis for the end of extremism, violence, war and bloodshed and lead humanity to a new direction for development.
Continuing our long-standing cooperation with the CPC and its affiliated organizations, we at the International Foundation for Islamic Development are very pleased that the approach to the development of international exchanges has been approved at the 20th CPC National Congress.
The international foundation believes that the current issues facing humanity, including the environmental crisis, securing access to water, food and energy, overcoming health issues, eradicating poverty, and preventing violence and extremism, cannot be solved by any country on its own, and that to solve these problems, extensive international cooperation and interaction will be required in the framework of multilateralism and mutual respect.